371. Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

1 Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
'Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.

2 Bold shall I stand in that great Day,
For who ought to my charge shall lay?
Fully absolved through these I am
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame.

3 The holy, meek, unspotted Lamb,
Who from the Father's bosom came,
Who died for me, e'en me t'atone,
Now for my Lord and God I own.

4 Lord, I believe Thy precious blood,
Which at the mercy seat of God
Forever doth for sinners plead,
For me--e'en for my soul--was shed.

5 Lord, I believe were sinners more
Than sands upon the ocean shore,
Thou hast for all a ransom paid,
For all a full atonement made.

6 When from the dust of death I rise
To claim my mansion in the skies,
E'en then this shall be all my plea:
Jesus hath lived and died for me.

7 Jesus, be endless praise to Thee,
Whose boundless mercy hath for me,
For me, and all Thy hands have made,
An everlasting ransom paid.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness
Title: Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
German Title: Christi Blut und Gerechtigkeit
Translator: John Wesley (1740)
Author: Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1739, cento)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Faith and Justification
Tune Information
Name: ST. CRISPIN
Composer: George J. Elvey (1862)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E Major



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